Photo from iPhone 5 held up to Swarovski 80 HD spotting scope. Wind and heat interfered with image clarity.
Hot, smoky, windy day - hard to get okay photos. Bird was standing on western concrete embankment of settling pond (one the hotspot is pinned to). Slender wings, forked tail (seen while preening), gray on folded wings, white neck and crown with a black triangle on side of the face from eye toward back of head, slender black bill, pale cherry / blood-orange colored legs.
- Original file size
- 687 x 687